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Verrah Otiende

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Nairobi General field of specialization: Mathematical sciences
Academic Background


2013 Master Agricultural Sciences
2010 Undergraduate Mathematical sciences
2020 Doctorate Mathematical sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Mathematical sciences

Spatiotemporal Modeling of TB-HIV disease coinfection in Kenya

Research Keywords: 
Spatiotemporal modeling
Disease Coinfection
Bayesian Analysis

Publications resulting from Research: 

Bayesian modeling of spatiotemporal patterns of TB-HIV co-infection risk in Kenya

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Developing a Landscape inventory/ catalogue of existing learning modules, courses, approaches, methods, and outcomes of relevant Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) initiatives Reviewing existing curriculum, toolkit and manuals necessary for an ILM curriculum that is readily usable and applicable in the field Co-designing with the landscape academy partners the overall landscape curriculum in line with the needs and demands identified Designing protocols and procedures for evaluating innovation systems research and development Providing guidance and quality assurance in the research process and supporting scientific writing and publication Designing effective survey instruments and coordinating activities associated with survey including definition of data requirements, collection and validation, analysis, summary and presentation of results; writing reports highlighting key findings and making presentations of results

Workshop and Conference Attended

2014 ICRAF Nairobi, Kenya Landscape for People Food and Nature [LPFN 2014]
2014 New Delhi, India World Congress on Agroforestry [WCA 2014]
2015 ICRAF Nairobi, Kenya Gender policy review and validation workshop


International Statistical Institute
International Association for Statistical Computing
London Mathematics Society
European Women in Mathematics
International Biometric Society

Presentation given

Landscape approaches” breakout session. Paper Title: Are innovation platforms possible institutions for integrated natural resource management practices at landscape level?
New Delhi, India
Event: World Congress on Agroforestry
Tracking institutional change of grassroots organizations in rural development: Enabling capacity development for natural resource management in eastern Africa
Gaborone, Botswana
Event: AFAAS Extension Week
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2015
Strathmore University & UNESCO Women Scientists grant beneficiary for the 3rd SIMC 2015 conference
Feb 2015
African Union Commission (AUC) PhD. scholarship
Apr 2013
RUFORUM FAPA grants - Dissemination grants for MSc research findings
Feb 2011
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) MSc. scholarship

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